Miracle baby Alfie Collier survived against the odds, despite sharing the space in his mummy’s tummy with a life-threatening TWO-AND-A-HALF stone cyst.
His delighted parents Katie Hill and Ricky Collier, both 25, of Bamber Bridge, near Preston, today spoke of their joy at Alfie’s birth after a fraught pregnancy.
Doctors discovered Katie had a huge cyst during a pregnancy scan and knew they needed to operate to get it out.
However, to give her unborn baby the best chance of survival, they waited until she reached 25 weeks of pregnancy.
During the three-and-a-half hour operation, medics drained a massive 12 litres of fluid from the cyst, which weighed two-and-a-half stones. Medics then told Katie the cyst had been inside her Fallopian tube and, if it had burst, she and her baby could have died.
Katie today said: “Alfie is an absolute joy and we cannot believe he is here after everything we have been through.
“It is frightening to think that if the cyst had ruptured, both Alfie and I could have died.”
Dad Ricky added: “Alfie is just perfect. We can’t stop looking at him.”
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